Kathryn Williams & Maximo Park front man Paul Smith were featured in the Independent on Sunday talking about how they met and discussing their individual approach to songwriting. They are both fans of one another’s music and meet up regularly for a coffee at Kathryn’s husband’s cafe. As Kathryn says: ‘I liked meeting up with someone locally who knows that side of what I do – it’s like being one of the X-Men’. Read the full article here.
Produced by long-time musical foil Neil McColl and mixed by David Wrench, Kathryn Williams’ latest album, Crown Electric, was largely recorded at Bryn Derwen Studios in Wales with sumptuous strings added at Ray Davies legendary Konk Studios in North London. It boasts some stunning collaborations with Ed Harcourt (‘Darkness Light’, ‘Morning Twilight’, ‘Sequins’) and James Yorkston (‘Arwen’).
One of Britain’s finest songwriters, Kathryn’s music has always challenged the distinctions between folk and pop, but with songs as strong as ‘Monday Morning’ and ‘Heart Shaped Stone’ reaching the airways, ‘Crown Electric’ has catapulted Kathryn into a much bigger league.